B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30021

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30021


  • RCL: VP-L

MACR: 160


History of
B-17 42-30021

Delivered Denver 1/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 17/4/43; Pueblo 27/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-L] Ridgewell 29/5/43 with John Martin, Bob Marsh, Harry Long, Wallace Hoag, Jim Lantto, John Hutchinson, Hugh Goswick, Wayne Maloney, Bill Geary, Glenn Witts; Missing in Action Antwerp 22/6/43 (first group loss) with John Martin, Co-pilot: Bob Marsh, Navigator: Wallace Hoag, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Lantto, Radio Operator: Hugh Goswick, Ball turret gunner: Leon Fornaro, Waist gunner: John Hutchison, Waist gunner: Glenn Witts,Tail gunner: Bill Geary (8KIA-seven bodies recovered by divers); Navigator: Harry Long, Bombardier: Wallace Hoag (2 Prisoner of War); flak knocked off wing, crashed Oosterschelde, two miles W of Krabbendijke, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 160.

Last updated: 25. May 2018


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